Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour Monument Hopping
The hop-on hop-off bus tour makes monument hopping in Prague easy! Hop on, sit back and listen to pre-recorded details about the history of hotspots and landmarks. Hop off at Prague Castle, the Old Jewish Cemetery or Old Town Square to see these iconic places in detail. Then hop on again and continue your tour.
Order your ticket online so that you can start monument hopping without the hassle of finding out where to buy your tickets. With a 24 or 48 hour ticket in your pocket, you can jump on and off as often as you like. There are three lines: red, blue and purple. Buses run every 15 to 30 minutes and the route covers the historic centre but also Vysehrad, Zizkov television tower, Wenceslas Square and other places outside the centre.
Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: Red Line
The red line operates from 09.15 to 16.15 every 30 minutes. The entire route takes 90 minutes. But it is much more fun to get off on the way.
Stop 1 – Old Town Square. Sights: Astronomical clock, St Nicolas Church and Tyn Church. Shopping street Karlova Street leading to Charles Bridge. Venue of the main Christmas and Easter Markets.
Stop 2 – Na Florenci
Stop 3 – Mala Strana. Sights: The oldest neighbourhood in Prague with cobbled streets and Baroque buildings, Czech Museum of Music and Loreta Monastery, place of pilgrimage and a museum.
Stop 4 – Prague Castle. Sights: Castle complex with St Vitus Cathedral, Golden Lane, changing of the guard, winding, cobbled alleys of the Novy Svet neighbourhood just behind the Castle. Avoid long waiting lines at Prague Castle and buy your tickets online.
Stop 5 – Strahov Monastery. Sights: Strahov Gallery, Strahov library, Miniature Museum
Stop 6 – Strahov Stadium
Stop 7 – Kampa Island. Sights: John Lennon Wall, Kampa Museum (modern art), Prior’s Mill with an 8-metre wheel, on the Certova Stream
Stop 8 – Hlavni Nadrazi (main train station). Sights: Art Nouveau Café Fantova
Hop on hop off Bus Tour: Blue Line
The blue line operates from 09.45 to 16.15 every 15 minutes. The entire route takes 50 minutes.
Stop 1 – Old Town Square
Stop 2 – Intercontinental Hotel. Sights: Intercontinental hotel prime example of brutalist architecture. Museum Convent of St Agnes renaissance art from Bohemia and Central Europe.
Stop 3 – Mala Strana
Stop 4 – St Nicholas Church. Sights: Baroque St Nicolas Church with an impressive 20m diameter dome. Concerts on the historic organ are given all year-round
Stop 5 – Kampa Island
Stop 6 – Jewish Cemetery. Sights: Jewish Museum, Jewish cemetery, shopping street Parizska, Josefov (Jewish quarter), Old-New Synagogue, Alchemy Museum, Jerusalem Synagogue
Hop on Hop off Bus Tour: Purple Line
The purple line operates from 10.05 to 16.05 every 25 minutes. The entire route takes 70 minutes
Stop 1 – Hamleys (famous British toy shop). Sights: shopping streets na Prikope, Museum of Communism, Palladium shopping centre, Kotva department store
Stop 2 – Jindrisska Tower. Sights: Art Nouveau Municipal House, Farmers’ market on namesti Republiky.
Stop 3 – Wenceslas Square. Sights: National Museum, equestrian statue of St Wenceslas, in Lucerna passage St Wenceslas sitting on an upside-down horse dangling from the ceiling, Jan Palach memorial and many shops.
Stop 4 – I.P. Pavlova
Stop 5 – Vysehrad Castle. Sights: Fortress with ramparts high on a rock above the Vltava River, St Peter and St Paul Church and Vysehrad cemetery where famous Czech people are buried including Antonin Dvorak, Bedrich Smetana and Alfons Mucha, 11th-century Rotunda St Martin Prague’s oldest surviving building.
Stop 6 – namesti Miru (Peace Square), Sights: Perfect starting point to explore the Vinohrady neighbourhood. Venue of the Christmas and Easter Markets
Stop 7 – Zizkov TV Tower. Sights: Giant babies crawling up the TV Tower, rotating restaurant with sweeping views of Prague. Zizkov Jewish cemetery.
Stop 8 – Hlavni Nadrazi (main train Station)
photo: Marianne Crone and Get Your Guide